July 01, 2009

Franken on Indian committee

Franken to join Senate Indian Affairs CommitteeThe Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be getting a new member--Democrat Al Franken of Minnesota.

Franken learned of his assignment to the committee yesterday after winning a court decision that prompted the concession from Republican Norm Coleman, who was the incumbent U.S. Senator. The two had been locked in a battle that now gives Democrats 60 seats in the chamber.

Franken, who campaigned on reservations several times last year, will be the ninth Democrat on the Indian Affairs Committee.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see:

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Below:  "Al Franken with his wife Franni." (Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune)

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